Gender and Politics in the media

UK: Durham in the bottom 10% for female academic staff. How Labour is opening up selections.

Nick Clegg is right – one person can’t look after six two year-olds Nick Clegg says the Coalition’s plans to raise the ratios of students to nursery staff haven’t convinced him, and he’s right to be concerned. If we really want the next generation to succeed in life, the Government must decrease staff-to-child ratios 

Durham University: Exclusive interview with lecturer gives dark insight into hidden … Palatinate By Jillian Ward Official Durham University figures show that the university employs very few women in senior professional posts and very few ethnic minorities. The data, obtained by Palatinate through a Freedom of Information (FoI) request submitted to the University, shows that there are 71 women and 274 men at the highest pay grade of University employees.

Labour Women’s Conference in Newbury Park East London and West Essex Guardian Series MPs Diane Abbott, Stella Creasey and Seema Malhotra will speak at a Labour Women’s conference this weekend. The Redbridge Labour Women’s conference at the Holiday Inn in Newbury Park takes place on May 12 between 10am-5pm. There are two …

Lady Shirley Williams dismisses Lord Rennard sexual harrassment claims The Guardian In an interview with parliamentary magazine The House, the Liberal Democratgrandee also said women would expect “people to take advantage of you” when she entered politics in the 1960s. The allegations concerning Lord Rennard, one-time chief…

Labour MP Emma Lewell-Buck celebrates after winning the South Shields by-election. Photograph: Getty Images.

No more parachutes: how Labour is opening up selections New Statesman In fact, the Labour Party chose a 34-year-old local social worker and, three weeks later, Emma Lewell-Buck is the latest to join the Parliamentary Labour Party and the fifth Labour woman elected in a by-election this parliament. When compared to the …

Credit where it’s due for forgotten women of science E&T magazine (subscription) The role of British women in scientific society between the years 1830 to 2012 – who may never have received credit or recognition for their work – is set to be investigated with the launch of a new £33k project funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council. The project is being organised by historians and scientists from Kingston University, University of Liverpool, the Royal Society and the Rothschild Archive London.

Call for gender equality amendment Belfast Telegraph In addition, a majority of the convention members recommended that the Constitution should be amended to include an explicit provision on gender equality. The convention’s report has been laid in the library of the Houses of the Oireachtas, giving the …

Most political parties miss out on women issues in manifestoes The News International It shows that most political parties have failed to affectively include women issues as cross-cutting theme in their party manifestoes, a demand of women rights activists for long. The demand was basic argument of a booklet “Suggestions on Women’s …

Equality Now: Taking Egyptian women’s issues to a global level Daily News Egypt Her vocal approach drew the attention of several women’s rights organizations. “The National Council for Women (NCW) recommended me to attend the 57th session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) in New York,” she said. “The head of the…

Elisabeth Hasselbeck Says Women’s Groups Won’t Defend Conservative Women Big Hollywood It seems to me that you’re not allowed to be a conservative for women’s rights,” Hasselbeck answered. Later, in the clip above, she says, “I really think that when conservative women are being attacked in the way that they are with the language that’s …

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